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The son of Rev. Thomas & Olive (Ingoldsby) James, he married (1) Ruth Jones, daughter of John & Sarah Jones, in 1646 in Fairfield, Conn. and (2) Katherine Blux on September 2, 1669 in Southampton, Long Island.

He lived with his parents in New Haven in the Colony of Conn. for several years, was a freeman there in 1645, and married his first wife the following year. The family removed to Easthampton, Long Island about 1650/51, where he became the first pastor there.

The will of Rev. Thomas James, dated June 5, 1696, mentions "eldest daughter, Sarah, wife of Peregrine Stanborough"; daughter Mary, wife of John Stretton; daughter Hannah, wife of James Dyment; daughter Ruth, wife of Thomas Harris; grandchildren, Mary Stanborough and Mary Stretton; daughter-in-law, Anne, now wife of Abraham Howell of Southampton, formerly wife of his son, Nathaniel; eldest grandson, John M. Stanborough; daughter-in-law, Mary, wife of John Mulford; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Osborn; sons-in-law, Stanborough, Stretton, Dyment and Harris, executors; sons-in-law, Mulford and Osborn to be overseers. His will was proved June 23, 1696.

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Thomas James
399 suffolk, England
1 June 16, 1696
324 75 Suffolk Co., New York, USA
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